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Toronto police saddened by death of 'beloved' horse on Christmas

Viscount, a Toronto police horse, died on Christmas Day, leaving the mounted unit and entire force mourning the loss of one of their own.

The stable where Viscount used to live is draped with police gear to honour the horse

Toronto police are mourning the loss of Viscount, one of the longest-serving police horses on the force. (SSgt. Darla Tannahill/Twitter)

Viscount, a Toronto police horse, died on Christmas Day, leaving the mounted unit and entire force mourning the loss of one of their own. 

Chief Mark Saunders announced the death of the "beloved" horse over the weekend, calling it a "devastating loss."

Viscount's stable has been draped with police gear to honour the horse.

Police were flooded with condolences following Viscount's passing. 

Sgt. Elise Higgitt said on Twitter the horse died of colic.

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